Upcoming Events & Workshops

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JUNE 9th through JUNE 29th




Monday through Friday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

CLOSED SUNDAYS (except June 17 during the June Art Fair)

Telephone: 818-352-5285
Monday thru Friday -- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
or Email: mcgroartyceramics@gmail.com

 Carin Moore ceramic vase.  Photo by Brian Peshek.

Carin Moore ceramic vase.  Photo by Brian Peshek.

This year we expect to exhibit over 100 ceramic pieces in our Main Gallery Exhibition.  All pieces are for sale.  

In our Upper Gallery Exhibition we show and sell the ceramic designs of McGroarty's students.

Cash awards totaling $700 will be offered for our Main Gallery juried works.  The submitted works will be juried by Melody Cooper, who is also this year’s featured guest artist.  Six awards: Best in show, 2nd place, 3rd place, and three awards for honorable mention.  Winners will be announced and awards presented at the opening reception.

This year's Juror and featured artist is Melody Cooper.

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Melody Cooper

is a ceramic artist, and educator, who creates highly textured and festooned boxes and teapots inspired by influences that range from Chaco Canyon to Echo Park.  Her narrative, entrenched in storytelling and taken from the pages of her sketchbook, is based on day-to-day experiences as an artist.  She is a Professor of Art at Pierce College and Department Chair of Art and Architecture, and instructs fine silver basics at Barnsdall Art Center.  


McGroarty June Art Fair 

June 16 & 17
Saturday and Sunday
10 am to 4 pm


McGroarty's upper parking lot will be filled with fun! 

McGroarty Arts Center is welcoming everyone to our June Art Fair! 

This two day event will take place over the weekend of June 16 & 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature current McGroarty students, community artists and craftspeople.

Local performers will provide live music.

For the first time, Mission College's culinary department will provide delicious food for sale!

In addition to McGroarty's upper parking lot being filled with artists personally offering their creative works, the Center's scenic upper Terrace will be filled with fine student artwork.

Since the 15th Annual Ceramics Exhibition is occurring simultaneously, there will be over 100 uni que ceramic pieces in our Main Gallery Exhibition and our Upper Gallery Exhibition will be showing a wide variety of beautiful ceramic designs by McGroarty's students.

Come celebrate the creativity Sunland-Tujunga and our surrounding Crescenta Valley communities!

Art classes for your mind, body & soul.

McGroarty Arts Center proudly offers quality, affordable arts education for people of all ages.  Our historic facility is located in Tujunga-Sunland and has been proudly serving the Foothill communities for over 30 years.

Our Spring 2018 session opens April 2nd and ends May 26th. 

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Returning vendors, preapproved vendors, and vendors that have been specially invited, this year we are allowing your to reserve your spaces early!

Download, complete, and send McGroarty your application to assure your space!  Click on either the Word format or pdf versions below:

Chili Bowl Vendors Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below will answer your questions:

Our 16th Annual Chili Bowl Fest and Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire will receive ample advertising to attract the record crowds we have gratefully welcomed each year! May you be one of the artists/artisans who join with us in making this event hugely successful for everyone participating!